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December 20, 2013

Alphabet Psalm (Sept-Dec 2009)

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Inspired by Psalm 119

by Neita Dudman
September – December, 2009

Almighty, awesome, Adonai, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ You are my God, my Savior and King.
Above all else, I praise Your name ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ As I meditate on Your word.
Adoration belongs to You, for You are worthy. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Holy is Your Name.
Above all creation You rule, Almighty One, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Ageless, in You all things hold together.

Bridging heaven and earth, darkness and light, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus was born of lowly Mary.
Beautiful, bearing the love of God, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Breaking bread with man.
Bearing our sins He was nailed to a cross, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Broken and dying for you and me.
Breaking forth in splendor, He rose again. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Beyond death, to live forever.

Condemning sin, He carried it to the cross, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Confirming once for all His sovereignty.
Crucified, without comfort from His God, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Caring yet for Mary, His mother.
“Come to me,” he said, “and I will give you rest. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Carry my yoke and learn of me.
Comfort I will give you and rest for your soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Call on me, for I am near.”

Divine Father, I worship You for Your ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Dauntless courage in creating man in Your image,
Daring to give man free will in order that ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ he could respond freely to Your love.
Depart from me, those who despise Your ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ holy will, for I love Your law.
Daring to trust in You, I find peace and ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Joy, mercy, grace and fulfillment.

Eternal Father, mighty to save ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Even to the end of the ages.
Ever faithful, ever true and faithful to Your Word ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Eagerly creating worlds without end.
Enjoying the fruit of Your labor ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ and resting on the seventh day.
Ever faithful, ever true, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ You guide the sun and moon and stars for the benefit of Man.

Father, holy and true, there is no one like You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ From the beginning You have been faithful.
Forever and ever Your Word is true. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Following You is my delight and my reward.
From of old You have provided salvation to those who ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Faithfully follow Your law.
Forgive me, Father, for in the flesh I forget; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I pray.

Gracious God, Glorious Father, hallowed be Your Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Give mercy and peace to those who seek You .
Grant that my thoughts of You glorify Your name, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Great is Your power over the earth.
Godliness is a gift of Your Holy Spirit ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Given generously to those who seek You .
Guide me, Father, according to Your Word. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Give me wisdom and wholeness of heart.

Hear me, Father, when I cry to You — ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Help me to walk in Your way.
Hide me in the shadow of Your wing. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Hearken to the longing in my heart to follow You .
Hatred is rampant in the land; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Hasten to convict and redeem us.
Holy Father of my Lord, how I love You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ How graciously You brood over Your children.

Infinite God, Holy is Your Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Imagination cannot exhaust You .
I hunger and thirst for Your righteousness. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ I seek You with all my heart.
In faithful service I would honor You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Ill will from Your enemies notwithstanding.
In the power of Your Holy Spirit ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ I will teach those who have gone astray.

Justice and mercy belong to You , Father. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus bore Your justice that I might have mercy.
Justify me according to Your righteousness, that ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus may be my righteousness and reward.
Jeers of my enemies cannot take me from You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Joyfully I find refuge in You .
Joy is my strength and my song. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus is my Lord and my Redeemer.

Kindness is a fruit of Your Spirit, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keeping my soul fresh and sweet.
Knowledge is Yours from the beginning— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keen understanding of all Your creation.
Keep me from secret sin, my Father. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keep me open always to Your wisdom.
Kick the props from under those who oppose You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Knees will bow before You at judgment.

Lord God Almighty, praise Your Name forever. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Let me never forget Your love and salvation.
Let all those who oppose You be dismayed. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Let them bow before You before it is too late.
Love so wonderful is beyond my comprehension, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Lacking nothing in wisdom, justice and mercy.
Leadership and service are strengths of character. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Lord God, let me always remember this.

Majestic God, Father of all that is, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Make our paths straight.
Move among us, Your children, in wisdom, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Merging our hearts with You and each other.
Mercy so great I cannot comprehend it ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Mediates for us against Satan’s taunts.
Moreover, we are saved by Your sacrifice, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Made when we were lost in sin.

Nothing in all creation can separate us from You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nor can Satan deceive any more.
Nativity in a lowly manger, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nurtured by a mother’s love.
Name of Savior for all the world— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ No one can take away his redemption.
Nature rejoices in His coming, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nor is death feared any more.

Oh, Father, how I long to be like You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Overcoming all that is wrong in me.
Once I did not know You at all ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Or feel any need for Your presence.
Omnipotent God, how could I live without You — ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Owing all that I am to You .
Order You have made from the chaos of my life. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Open my heart to receive Your grace.

Put aside Your anger, O my soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Praise the One Who makes you whole.
Purify, my Father, this sinful heart. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Pour out Your love that I might live.
Permit me to walk in Your light today, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Prayerfully yielding to Your will.
Peace that passes understanding, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Providential mercy, guard my steps.

Quarreling causes so much pain. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quickly, Father, restore our hearts again.
Quietly, our souls find rest in You. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quantities of hope fill us anew.
Quench my thirst with living water in Jesus’ Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quality time with You is not in vain.
Quivers of arrows pierce my soul with truth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quoting Your word fills me with life.

Rock of my salvation is Jesus, my Lord. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Relying on Him I am safe from all harm.
Reach forth, Father, to those who are lost. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Rectify the wrongs they have done at great cost.
Reign in splendor over all the earth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Rule my heart in wisdom and righteousness.
Roaming the earth, Satan seeks to destroy. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Righteousness is manifest in Jesus my king.

Salvation has come through great sacrifice— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sacrifice of the innocent for sinners like me.
Savior and Lord of all the earth ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sanctify those who trust in You.
Safe and secure in life and death ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Surely in Thee we cannot fail.
Sing praise to God, all the earth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sing praise, all people, sing praise.

Teach me Your way, Jesus. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Touch me and heal me, I pray.
Take charge of my life. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trusting in You I cannot fail.
Time and eternity are in Your hands. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trouble and sorrow cannot prevail.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trust Him today and forevermore.

Understanding belongs to those who trust and obey. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Useless are those who go astray.
Unlimited is God’s love for His creation. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Utter fools are those who despise Him.
Unless God is with us we soon perish; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Upon the rock of His salvation we stand.
Under His wings we find safety and rest. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Undying love is our portion forever.

Verily, God has called me His child; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Vocally, I praise His Name.
Vanish from my sight, all you who hate me. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Victory is mine through Jesus, my Lord.
Voices of God’s children from ages past ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Verify the trust I have put in Him.
Vicious enemies of God will not prevail. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Volumes of lies are refuted by His Word.

Walking in sunlight all of my journey ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Waiting on Jesus each step of the way.
Willing to know Him better and better ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ While tending the sheep that have strayed.
Well do I know that my Savior lives ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Worshipping Him is pure joy.
Watching each moment for His return ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ With gratitude for all He has done for me.

eXamine my heart, Lord, for I so easily stray. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXcellence so far beyond my grasp.
eXperiencing Your love in a purified heart ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXchanging my life for Yours, I gain
eXtravagant blessings I could not imagine. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXceptional love beyond understanding.
eXtending that love to others is my destiny ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXhorting all to receive You in humility.

You, Father, have made me in Your image, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yet I so often choose to go astray.
You alone can restore my soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yielding Your Son on my behalf,
You are my Lord and my Redeemer. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yielding to You is my only hope.
You are my King, Jesus, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yesterday, today and forever.

“Z” stands for the end of my prayer ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zeroing in on Your love for me.
Zeus and all other false gods are powerless, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zealous though their followers may be.
Zeal for Your house consumes me; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zechariah’s silence – may it never be mine!
Zealously, Father, I seek You ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Do not forsake me, for Jesus’ sake.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Neita J. Dudman


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